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To form the superlative of an adjective, English adds -est ("prettiest") or uses most ("most beautiful"). Examples: AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative nice.

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2 To form the superlative of an adjective, English adds -est ("prettiest") or uses most ("most beautiful"). Examples: AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative nice nicernicest Interestingmore interestingmost interesting handsomemore handsomemost handsome

3 One way to form the superlative in German is with am + adjective + sten. One way to form the superlative in German is with am + adjective + sten. Examples: AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative schnell (fast)schneller (faster)am schnellsten (fastest) traurig (sad)trauriger (sadder)am traurigsten (saddest) jung (young)j üng er (younger) am jüng sten (youngest)

4 When the adjective or adverb ends in a d, t or s sound, an e is inserted between the stem and ending (am grössten is an exception.) AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative amesten kalt (cold)k älter (colder) am kält esten (coldest) amesten alt (old)älter (older) am ält esten (oldest) amesten intelligent intelligenter am intelligent esten (most intelligent)

5 Some irregular forms also exist: AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative amsten gern (gladly)lieber (rather)am liebsten (most rather) amsten gut (good)besser (better) am be sten (best) amsten hoch (high)höher (higher) am höch sten (highest) amsten nah (near)näher (nearer) am näch sten (nearest) amsten viel (much)mehr (more) am mei sten (most)

6 Another way to form the superlative is to add an ste ending to the adjective. AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative ste schnell (fast)schneller (faster)schnell ste (fastest) ste schlimm(bad)schlimmer (worse)schlimm ste (worst) ste blau (blue)blauer (bluer)blau ste (bluest) ste jung (young)jünger (younger)jüng ste (youngest) gste traurig (sad)trauriger (sadder)trauri gste (saddest) ste Er ist der jüng ste Student in der Schule. ste. Er ist der jüng ste.

7 When using this method, if the adjective ends in a t. Then you must add an extra e before you add the ste ending. AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative ste alt (old)älter (older)ält e ste (oldest) ste kalt (cold)kälter (colder)kält e ste (coldest) ste schlecht (bad)schlechter (worse)schlect e ste (worst) ste Er ist der älteste in der Klasse. ste Er ist der älteste.


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